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A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition schedule: 2021-2022

Phase One

Teams will submit two-page descriptions of their projects by the October 29, 2021, deadline. Regional experts will choose the top 20 project abstracts to continue in the competition. Those teams will each receive $1,000 to develop their projects and cover their expenses.

Phase Two

The 20 teams chosen to move on to Phase Two will work on their project reports for the final submission deadline of March 31, 2022. Projects will be presented and judged and winners will be announced during the Phase Two judging event on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Phase One – open enrollment begins Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Phase One – open enrollment closes 4 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2021
Top 20 teams chosen to move on to Phase Two Late November
Phase Two – $1,000 participation grants distributed Early December
Phase Two – final project submission due 4 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022
Phase Two judging event – projects presented; winners announced

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Saginaw Valley State University